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  • #46
    I'm making a list... and checking it twice...
    Keep on Civin'
    RIP rah, Tony Bogey & Baron O

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    • #47
      That kind of begs the question, Ming....Why is this thread still open? Surely you must know that the "+1" would attract the spam sharks such as myself
      Eventis is the only refuge of the spammer. Join us now.
      Long live teh paranoia smiley!

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      • #48
        As I said... keeping a list...

        Some threads serve good purposes... at least my purposes
        Keep on Civin'
        RIP rah, Tony Bogey & Baron O

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        • #49
          Ming, are you going to do anything about Oncle Boris' post?

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          • #50
            What post
            Keep on Civin'
            RIP rah, Tony Bogey & Baron O

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            • #51
              I have no clue what you are talking about

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Ben Kenobi
                Brevity is the soul of wit.
                We could create a background CPU client for Apolyton members that would screen OT for intelligence in new posts, sorta like SETI@Home except the chance of discovery being somewhat lower.
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                • #53
                  Well, you have to filter through all that commie crap, "UUUSSSAAA!!!11!!!eleven!!!!!!!" et al.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Ben Kenobi
                    Cybershy:

                    I don't agree with you. Brevity is the soul of wit. There is a certain art to expressing oneself in a short and succinct matter. A long post can actually say less than a short one.
                    I surely will not claim that a small post has less quality than a large post, though about a small post one can doubt that it has been made just for the purpose of spam while a large post will not be made for that purpose.

                    Someone even deserves a +1 for typing such a load of text

                    Another nice feature might be a timer that keeps track on how long it takes you to finish your post.... (only the time one is typing is counted)
                    And then it should come with every post in the thread, so we can laugh at each other, like:

                    WOW it took you 10 minutes to finish that 138 characters post! That's really a waste of time!
                    Formerly known as "CyberShy"
                    Carpe Diem tamen Memento Mori

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                    • #55
                      What about the 'avg chars in post' stats in the profiles?
                      Like:
                      CyberShy 2189 posts, 259 avg chars/post
                      MING: 24855 posts, 2 avg chars/post

                      of course excluding quotes and uncle-boris like spam.
                      Formerly known as "CyberShy"
                      Carpe Diem tamen Memento Mori

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                      • #56
                        I propose a ratings system similar to that on other sites. If you approve of someone's post, they get some sort of a reward (perhaps a +1). Dissaproval gets a -1. This would sort out the problem of witty posts, and quoted dribble.

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                        • #57
                          Of course, then if everyone disagrees with you...

                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1
                          -1

                          and then all those who agree with you come on..

                          +1
                          +1
                          +1
                          +1
                          +1
                          +1
                          +1
                          +1

                          Increased serverload too...Not very effective.
                          I like Cybershys model much more.
                          Eventis is the only refuge of the spammer. Join us now.
                          Long live teh paranoia smiley!

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                          • #58
                            Not much server load whatsoever. No more than all those thread ratings, in any case.

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                            • #59
                              But your probably going to have more people rating other people than threads.
                              And imagine:

                              there are 10 threads in the OT with 50 posts each.
                              There are 500 people online. 10 of them rate each thread.
                              100 ratings.
                              However...If those 10 decided to rate each poster, then the number goes up to 500. If they do both, 600!
                              Not significant (i'd hope), but if Apolyton is ANYTHING like Eventis....

                              And again, its a flawed system: They probably wouldn't be rating based on whether the post was insightful or not, but rather on:its a friend/political ally/whatever side landed up on your coin/whatever.
                              Eventis is the only refuge of the spammer. Join us now.
                              Long live teh paranoia smiley!

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                              • #60
                                It'll be a populairity contest, not a post-content rating.
                                And since I'm a right-wing christian on a left-wing atheistic/agnostic site I'll most probably have a -124060 postcount.
                                Formerly known as "CyberShy"
                                Carpe Diem tamen Memento Mori

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